January 21, 2017

New Russia-Syria accord allows up to 11 warships in Tartus port simultaneously

A 49-year deal to prolong Russia's control of a key Mediterranean port means a massive expansion of its naval presence in Syria.

Another accord was signed recently to maintain a nearby Russian airbase in the country. Russia and Syria signed agreements to indefinitely prolong Moscow's control of the strategic Tartus port, the state Duma announced on Friday. Read more.

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Related,
Russia to Expand Capabilities of Naval Base in Syrian Tartus - Sputnik
Russia, Syria ink agreement on expanding Tartus naval base - PressTV

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